All posts tagged: Yolanda

Operation Sunshine: What to Donate for Typhoon Yolanda Victims

With all the support and monetary help that we are getting from other countries, let us not think that our help are not needed anymore in Visayas. We all have that responsibility to extend a hand to our countrymen. Let me just say that we are so used to giving old clothes whenever there are relief operations like this, but please let’s not limit ourselves to old clothes. They also need a few things that you might be forgetting. Here’s a list that you can include to your donations. 1. Food Let’s try not to give instant noodles because hot water is needed in preparing this. Try instant food in a can like sardines, corned beef, and even meat loafs! Pick the cans that are easy to open so they don’t have to think where to get a can opener. Give a pack of rice that could last a family for at least one day. Three kilograms would be great! Photo from monstermarketplace.com Photo from wisegeek.com 2. Water Make that clean drinking water. You can send small …

Operation Sunshine: Bringing the Sunshine Back to Visayas

I have stopped watching the news three days ago because I cry uncontrollably everytime I see how bad the situation is. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) pounded Visayas really bad. I cry everytime I read personal accounts of people. I cry everytime I read news about millions of dollars being sent by foreign countries. I cry when I read that there are foreigners coming over to help. I cry because my heart is so broken. I decided to stop crying (although I still cry most of the time) and start acting. Back in 2011, my sisters and I had a donation drive for the victims of Sendong in Cagayan de Oro. This year, we’re doing it again! It is now bigger (naks!) as we are working with my Tita Pilar and my cousins. We are calling this OPERATION SUNSHINE! Yay! My friend, Farah who has a printing business, pledged to print tarpaulins for the drive so we can put it up our stores in Antipolo. Yay ulet! I have the photo at the bottom of this post …

One Devastating Weekend

November 9, 2013 was a very sad day for the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan also known as Yolanda hit the central part of the Philippines and it did hit hard. So hard. The typhoon made a landfall at 4AM of Friday and left the Philippines on Saturday afternoon. It was the worst 24 hours that I know. I sat in front of the TV and my laptop. I kept on checking the news for updates, and checking live satellite views of the typhoon’s movement. It was unbelievable. I felt so bad sitting inside the house and sitting on a comfortable couch while a lot of people are fighting for their lives. Here are a few screenshots of the typhoon that I made and their time stamps.  November 7, 2013. 12:11 PM.  November 8, 2013. 12:21 PM. November 8, 2013. 4:08 PM. Where’s the Philippines?!? The extent of the damage was not known until the next day. The water from the sea was gone and all that’s left were the pieces of houses, cars, and dead bodies. …